ISM's January 4, 2013 Reality Check Series, featuring Automotive, will address:
How has the automotive industry changed since the recession of 2009?
What is impacting automotive supply chains?
What big changes will occur in the next one to five years?
Are you seeing efforts to source in-country as a risk management tool?
This program features two speakers:
• Neil De Koker, President and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
•Sidney Johnson, CPSM, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Management of Delphi Corporation
The program will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. PST.
Senior Vice President
Sidney Johnson is currently senior vice president of Global Supply Management for Delphi and serves as the executive champion for the Global Supply Management Task Team.
Johnson began his career in 1988 with General Motors at Allison Transmission Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was named director, Global Supply Management for Delphi Packard Electric Systems in 2002. With over 20 years of experience in purchasing, operations, quality and lean manufacturing principles, Johnson currently is responsible for direct, indirect, logistics as well as processes & systems and supplier quality. He was named to his current position effective February 17, 2006.
Mr. Johnson is chair of the ISM Board of Directors.
President and CEO
OESA -- Original Equipment Suppliers Association
Neil De Koker is the founding president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). Founded in August 1998, OESA represents suppliers of components, modules, systems, materials, equipment and services used in and by the original equipment automotive industry. OESA provides a forum for members to address issues of common interest, provides a voice for the industry and promotes the interests of the OE supplier community. The association currently represents over 400 companies with global automotive sales of more than $300 billion.